Hay literally is to have

TerryA0Kwiziq community member

Hay literally is to have

Why use the English translation there is or are,  when hay literally means to have? I would rather think of haber means to have in English. Its too confusing to use there is or there are for translating a Spanish verb that actually means to have. Thank you!

Asked 1 year ago
ClaraC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Terry,

I think you may have confused your definition of 'hay' with something else. 

Hay does in fact mean 'there is' or 'there are'.

Saludos :)

EliasA0Kwiziq community member

Not necessarily,  I mean hay does mean there is there are but also to have  so guys are are both right

Hay literally is to have

Why use the English translation there is or are,  when hay literally means to have? I would rather think of haber means to have in English. Its too confusing to use there is or there are for translating a Spanish verb that actually means to have. Thank you!

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